ANNND Welcome! To Minnesota Twins Whine Line: Re-write edition! I am your host for the next 2 days, Vanimal. How NEAT was that game yesterday?! The Twins square off against the Tigers today, and who knows, maybe this game will be good too! Before we dive into the randomness and debauchery, let's talk weather and lineups.
It's a heat wave there today! Good thing they play later on... Mostly sunny and 86 degrees at first pitch. REAL FEEL of 90 degrees. Winds from the ESE at 6 MPH.
Minnesota Twins (80-74)
1. Brian Dozier ( R) 2B
2. Joe Mauer (L) 1B
3. Jorge Polanco (S) SS
4. Eddie Rosario (L) LF
5. Eduardo Escobar (S) 3B
6. Byron Buxton (R ) CF
7. Max Kepler (L) RF
8. Robbie Grossman (S) DH
9. Jason Castro (L) C
P - Erv Santana ( R): 1.54 ERA over his last 2 starts!
Detroit Tigers (62-92)
1. Ian Kinsler ® 2B
2. Alex Presley (L) DH
3. Miguel Cabrera ® 1B
4. Nicholas Castellanos ® RF
5. Jeimer Candelario (S) 3B
6. Bryan Holaday ® C
7. Andrew Romine (S) LF
8. JaCoby Jones ® CF
9. Jose Iglesias ® SS
P - Matthew Boyd (L): Was one out away from a no-hitter his last start....
Re-Writes: I don't know about you, but I threw away my preseason prediction in the trash, just like Paul Simon! Last year was so bad, and it was hard to see the Twins winning more than 74.5 wins in late February. As we stand now, the Twins have 8 games remaining, and 3.5 games up on the Angels. After the last 6 years, just watching the team in a playoff game is exciting! The intern is already hyperventilating in a paper bag thinking about it!
Playoffs: The magic number is down to 6! Who'd have thought the American League will gift a playoff spot to a mid-80's win team? Give anyone a chip, chair, and a chance, and anything is possible! BREAKING NEWS: The Whine Line team just got word of a potential scheduling conflict at Target Field during the ALDS..... Minneapolis' fastest-rising band The Considerations also booked a gig the same night as game 7! Does Bark know something we don't?! Miss ya, and your rally rum....
Game Thread Re-Writes: For those that have read my game threads over the last couple of years, you'll know some have been...strange at times. Some ideas have gone back to re-write, but haven't left the notebook... UNTIL NOW! For the first time ever, let's reveal some game thread ideas that are duds!
- ChiTown spent the off-season living and learning cat behavior. Does well enough to earn their trust and become their queen. Then organizes a RISE OF THE CATS to defeat the Detroit Tigers.
- Chief's extremely successful bed and breakfast has a famous guest, Mike Trout! He spends the next two weeks messing with his life... Gets his bank accounts frozen, cancels his flights every day, all for the Twins to win the WC. (Editor's Note: Too dark. May get viewed as kidnapping. Let Chief have his successful business)
- Minnesota Twins Whine Line: The Shining Edition! *Now they're too good. Keep this in the archives just in case.
Hold on, I got to get back to re-writing this thing.... Internet crashed.
What's the best day to cook?
Let's GET A WIN TWINS!
Edited by Vanimal46, 23 September 2017 - 01:01 PM.